Apple releases OS X 10.6.1 update

Apple has quickly released an update to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, less than two weeks after its release on the 28th of August. The update addresses a number of small problems with the 10.6.0 release, and is recommended for all Snow Leopard users.

Apple has quickly released an update to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, less than two weeks after its release on the 28th of August. The update addresses a number of small problems with the 10.6.0 release, and is recommended for all Snow Leopard users.

The fixes according to the updater are:

  • compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
  • an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
  • some printer compatibility drivers not appearing properly in the add printer browser
  • an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
  • instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work
  • an issue where pressing cmd-opt-t in Mail brings up the special characters menu instead of moving a message
  • Motion 4 becoming unresponsive

The update is 75.1MB and is available via Software Update as well as from Apple's website. Be sure to back up your system before updating. For more information about the update, please see these knowledgebase documents:

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